New telecommunication facility or transferring an existing lease

New telecommunication facility within Council-owned or Council-controlled land

Telecommunications companies can apply to Council to lease Council-controlled or Council-owned land to install a new telecommunications facility. You will need to complete a 'Lease - Telecommunications' application form online via MBRC Online services on behalf of the company for each proposed site within the Council-controlled or Council-owned land. 

Application for assignment of an existing telecommunication lease

Telecommunications companies may seek Council’s consent to transfer an existing lease within Council-controlled or Council-owned land to another telecommunications company.  You will need to complete a 'Lease - Telecommunications' application form online via MBRC Online Services for Council's consent for an assignment of an existing telecommunications lease. 

How to apply

Step 1.Collect the supporting documents

You will need to provide:

  • relevant design plans
  • a Council development application Decision Notice or information request
  • relevant authority correspondence/approvals, if applicable.

Step 2.Complete an online application

  • Sign in to MBRC Online Services (Instructions)
  • Go to ‘Enquiries’
  • Search for ‘Corporate - Tenure Agreements’ and click ‘Start’ to begin the process
  • Select the activity - 'Lease - Telecommunications'
  • Select the appropriate option for 'New' or 'Assignment'
  • Complete the questions
  • Read and accept Council’s terms and conditions
  • Payment by MasterCard or Visa is required at the time of lodgement, in accordance with Council's fees and charges

Apply Online

Step 3.Obtain public liability insurance

Evidence of a current public liability insurance policy to the value of $20,000,000 will need to be provided with approved applications. The insurance policy must be in the same name as the applicant. Any other party or provider associated with your application should also have public liability cover and provide evidence of this cover to the applicant. 

 Allow four to six weeks for your application to be processed.